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Episode 46: Hellboats

Hellboat Desktop BackgroundThis is it folks, the moment we’ve all been waiting for since Warhammer 40k sixth edition came out.  We’re finally airing our Battle Report Contest winner!  Oh, also seventh edition is imminent.  Little things.  Anyway, as promised we finally have Brandon Field’s winning entry into our Battle Report Contest recorded and ready for your ear holes!  In addition, this is also our first episode since our relaunch with an actual Battle Report in it, so it’s doubly special.  We also have our usual round-up and news and our very own Andy brings you his review of the Visions of Heresy image book available from Games Workshop.  We close out this show with our, now standard, initial look and Hopes and Fears for the soon to be released, seventh edition!  Some small caveats before we begin though: we recorded this episode on Monday the 12th of May but due to my ever-present work related issues, I was unable to get it out the door until now.  As such, a few of the things we mention have been clarified by the White Dwarf.  This was also before the rumor of a tournament supplement book was out there so I said it first!  Neener!  Anyway, please enjoy and be sure to check below for our Facebook link to keep up with the latest 40k and Turn 8 news!

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 46 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up:  What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:38:44  This Random Time Period In 40k!
  • 00:56:48  Turn 8 Reviews:  Visions of Heresy
  • 01:07:29  Battle Report Info
  • 01:19:14  Battle Report:  CONTEST WINNER!!! – Dark Angels w/ IG vs. Chaos Space Marines w/Daemons
  • 01:41:22  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 01:49:53  Seventh Edition Extravaganza:  Hopes and Fears and More
  • 02:52:17  Thanks for Listening!

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  • Anomaly Detected Part I
  • Beyond the Stars
  • Cloister of Redemption

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Episode 36: Aftermath

Episode 36 Title ImageWell it took a bit longer than I’d hoped but it’s finally here, our coverage of the Berks Spring Assault 4 tournament held on April 13th!  But wait, there’s more!  We also have our round up detailing some info about our recently revealed Super Secret Project.  Plus, of course our (slightly old) news and rumors section (sorry for the delay) and this episodes very special, Berks flavored Battle Report, featuring Bill’s Blue Bloods (A.K.A Blood Angels).  And as content packed as all that is, we’re not done yet.  In this episode we have our first interview with Matt Cerino from Stomping Grounds Games & Hobbies!  He joins us to talk about the upcoming Killadelphia GT in June.  So much to talk about it just took a little longer to release and yet still only landed as our 6th longest episode ever.  Enjoy!

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 36 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:32:56  This Random Time Period In 40k!
  • 00:59:54  Turn 8 Talks Tournaments: Berks Spring Assault 4
  • 02:08:46  Battle Report Info
  • 02:16:26  Battle Report – Blue Bloods vs. Dark Angels
  • 02:30:09  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:40:34  Turn 8 Interviews: Matt Cerino from Stomping Grounds
  • 03:05:49  Thanks for Listening!

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Episode 34: StormRaisins

Tasty StormRaisins!Why StormRaisins?  You’ll have to listen to the end to find out! (or skip ahead I guess … but don’t do that)  Anyway, a bit long with this episode again but it’s packed full of goodies, like … DAEMONS!!!!  Or rather a Chaos Daemons codex review by our very own Dave.  Also, later in the episode we interview Mike Biancone from the Berks Gaming Club about the upcoming BSA4!  (that’s Berks Spring Assault 4 for those not “in the know”)  We get all the details that you probably should already know by now but … um … interview!  Plus our news and rumors section as well as a BSA4 playtest Battle Report, enjoy!

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 34 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:18:43  This Random Time Period In 40k! – Daemons and Tau “Rumors”
  • 00:43:50  Codex Review: Chaos Daemons
  • 01:38:32  Battle Report Info
  • 01:43:49  Battle Report – Space Wolves vs. Daemons
  • 01:59:30  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:07:43  Turn 8 Interviews: Mike Biancone
  • 02:39:06  Thanks for Listening!

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Episode 30: Chrismachanukwanzaakahs

From Tanksgiving to the “Holidays”, Happy Holidays everyone!  In this episode we’re bringing you the gift of … tournament reports!  Yay!  It’s our coverage of the recently past Berks Winter Blast tournament held by the Berks Gaming Club.  All the members of the podcast, excluding yours truly were in attendance and a good time was had by all, but don’t take my word for it, listen to the episode!  Breaking news, of sorts, we’ve got info on the Dark Angels, check out the rumors section of ‘This Random Time Period’.  We’re also giving you a small preview of the Crusade of Fire campaign book (which we’ve somewhat inexplicably included in the news segment of the show).  More details on that will come when we’ve had a chance to actually play through it.  And once again we’ve got another Q&A coming from our Facebook page, keep it up guys!

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 30 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:15:53  This Random Time Period In 40k! – Peek into Crusade of Fire and where to get it, plus Dark Angel rumors.
  • 00:46:01  Turn 8 Talks Tournaments: Berks Winter Blast
  • 01:48:56  Battle Report Info
  • 01:59:51  Battle Report – Team T.H.O.W. vs. Team Twilight
  • 02:17:41  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:28:39  Q&A: Fantasy Trays and Godless Chaos
  • 02:43:47  Thanks for Listening!

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Episode 27: Chaos Is Pretty

Breathe it in, that new codex smell!  It’s finally here, the hardbound, full-color … $50 … new Chaos Space Marine codex!  Check inside this episode for our preview of what’s new for CSM’s.  Of course we can’t tell you everything good or bad about the new codex right off the bat since as of this episode’s recording it had only been out for two days, however, there’s still a lot of good info to be had including our resident Chaos vet, Opy’s, initial impressions.  We’ve also flavored our Round-up and Rules of Engagement with sprinklings of Chaos-y goodness

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 27 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:22:48  This Random Time Period In 40k! – Chaos, Betrayal and Pariahs, oh my!
  • 00:42:00  Codex Preview: Chaos Space Marines
  • 01:14:16  Battle Report Info
  • 01:20:36  Battle Report – Blood Angels vs. Necrons
  • 01:39:36  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 01:48:07  Rules of Engagement: Chaos Specific Rules
  • 01:58:52  Thanks for Listening!

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Episode 23: The Aquila Has Landed

It’s 6th Edition baby!  Everything old is new again, including podcast episode titles, hooray!  Anyway, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, this is our first episode officially covering 6th edition of Warhammer 40000.  We’ve got a full crew this go ’round with Andy, Mike and Dave joining us to give first impressions on the new rules.  Plus our signature Battle Report this episode covers a lot of new features, including allies!  Not to mention the triumphant return of the Rules of Engagement.  We’re going back to basics with this one and starting simple, with movement.  P.S.  I apologize if it sounds like some of us are standing in a wind tunnel during this episode.  It’s been well over 90 degrees here (33 for you Celsius folks) and the A/C’s are on overdrive.

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including This Random Time Period in 40k …

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 23 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:21:12  This Random Time Period In 40k! – Finecast and Chaos rumors, new Forgeworld and Black Library
  • 00:34:29  First Impressions: 6th Edition
  • 01:23:05  Battle Report Info
  • 01:34:39  Battle Report – Tyranids vs. Space Marines with Blood Angel allies
  • 01:53:35  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:11:00  Rules of Engagement: Movement
  • 02:17:49  Thanks for Listening!

 

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Build a Stormraven – Part 4 of 4: Icon Details, Applying Decals and Final Pictures

Stormraven Primed Wings offA note from the Editor: It is with great pleasure that I present to you a labor of love and wonderful tutorial from one of our new contributors, Andy! This complete tutorial features his fantastically painted Blood Angel’s Stormraven which he slaved over in the beginning of 2011. The original tutorial, which can be found on Andy’s blog, was delivered over nine parts. Andy has been gracious enough to recreate that tutorial here, slightly condensed, for you, the Turn 8 audience (also, it gives some better exposure to his work … win/win!). Please enjoy and feel free to leave our man a comment or two.


 

In this installment, I’m gonna go over the icons I used for extra decoration.  First off, the Stormraven comes with plastic relief icons of the basic Blood Angels “winged blood droplet”.  I used one of these on the front right of the vehicle, but I also had some left over Blood Angels icons from the Baal Predator kit.  You can also buy these icons separately at a bits store or eBay.

The first icon I’ll go over is the angel dropping blood from a chalice on the left wing.  For all the icons I used a white base coat to make the colors really pop and the fact that the colors were mostly whites and light colors.  I painted the scrolled portion and the angel’s garment Bleached Bone.  I kept the wings white and used Blood Red for the actual blood droplet.  I used Dwarf Flesh as a base for the face and highlighted with Elf Flesh.  For the gold crown I used Shining Gold and then a Burnished Gold Highlight.  After all the base colors were painted, I washed the wings with Azurman Blue Wash and then highlighted with Bone White.  For the scroll portion and garments and used a Devlan Mud wash and then Highlighted again with Bleached Bone.  I highlighted the blood droplet with Blazing Orange and then Skull White for the specular reflection.  I then used Chaos Black and a very fine brush to put in the text.

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Build a Stormraven – Part 3 of 4: Painting and Basing

Stormraven Primed Wings offA note from the Editor: It is with great pleasure that I present to you a labor of love and wonderful tutorial from two-time guest host, Andy! This complete tutorial features his fantastically painted Blood Angel’s Stormraven which he slaved over in the beginning of 2011. The original tutorial, which can be found on Andy’s blog, was delivered over nine parts. Andy has been gracious enough to recreate that tutorial here, slightly condensed, for you, the Turn 8 audience (also, it gives some better exposure to his work … win/win!). Please enjoy and feel free to leave our man a comment or two.


 

In the next part of Build a Stormraven, after priming everything Dragon Red and magnetizing the wings, I started to paint the details on the ship.   First I put a base coat of black on all areas that I wanted to be black or Boltgun Metal.  The black areas are meant to create a sort of visual rhythm (a series of light-dark-light areas), too often people will paint a model all one color and call it a day.

The first parts that I actually wanted to do finished detail work was the cockpit, top turret and top intake vent so I could glue the canopy on the cockpit and glue together the top turret.  I used Blood Red as the pilots highlight color and a 1:1 mix of Codex Grey and Black to highlight the black areas.   For the buttons and control panels, I use a variety of colors (blue, green, red) and just highlighted them with a quick dab of white.

Main Body with Magnets

Generally the Boltgun Metal areas were utilitarian in nature, ie. turbines, parts of landing gear and turrets.   Stuff that moves around a lot or may be fixed or replaced a lot by servitors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Build a Stormraven – Part 2 of 4: Priming and Magnetizing

Stormraven Primed Wings offA note from the Editor: It is with great pleasure that I present to you a labor of love and wonderful tutorial from two-time guest host, Andy! This complete tutorial features his fantastically painted Blood Angel’s Stormraven which he slaved over in the beginning of 2011. The original tutorial, which can be found on Andy’s blog, was delivered over nine parts. Andy has been gracious enough to recreate that tutorial here, slightly condensed, for you, the Turn 8 audience (also, it gives some better exposure to his work … win/win!). Please enjoy and feel free to leave our man a comment or two.


 

Primed!

 

For part two of how to build a Stormraven, I have my Stormraven primed with Army Painter Dragon Red spray paint.   For those used to GW’s primers this spray paint is a rather different animal.   Its a thicker paint out of the can and a bit more touchy than GW’s.   Make sure the humidity is not above 50-60% when you are painting and also make sure its not too hot or cold out, I’d say no hotter than 85 degrees and no colder than 50 degrees.   Also you will have to spray a bit closer than GW cans, which are generally best at about 6-8 inches from nozzle to model.   Make sure the Army Painter nozzle is about 4-5 inches away from your model.   If you get further you run the risk of the paint drying before hitting the model and this creates a sandpaper like texture.   If you paint on a hot humid day (or on a rainy day), you’ll also get this same sandpaper texture.

Even with all these high maintenance instructions, I HIGHLY recommend priming with Army Painter sprays. Their selection of color is fantastic and for the most part, color matches GW’s line of paints. I also used the Skeleton Bone Spray paint (matches GW’s Bleached Bone) to prime all my Tau army.

With that being said, Dragon Red is a darker shade than GW’s Blood Red. The closest GW paint is the Foundation Paint: Mechrite Red. But unfortunately this isn’t an exact match. So I had to find something else… Read the rest of this entry »

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Build a Stormraven – Part 1 of 4: Interior and Assembly

Interior viewA note from the Editor: It is with great pleasure that I present to you a labor of love and wonderful tutorial from two-time guest host, Andy!  This complete tutorial features his fantastically painted Blood Angel’s Stormraven which he slaved over in the beginning of 2011.  The original tutorial, which can be found on Andy’s blog, was delivered over nine parts.  Andy has been gracious enough to recreate that tutorial here, slightly condensed, for you, the Turn 8 audience (also, it gives some better exposure to his work … win/win!).  Please enjoy and feel free to leave our man a comment or two.


 

The Interior:

 

Ok, so I’m FINALLY posting my walk through of the building and painting of my Blood Angels Stormraven.   So,  obviously I unsprued things and filed down all the mold lines etc.   I decided to actually paint the inside of this thing (for some reason).   First I black primered the interior (not the outside).   Then I used Boltgun Metal to pretty much coat the entire interior (Space Marines aren’t into interior design so much).   I used the Black Ink (not Badab black, I have an old bottle of the stuff and its MUCH stronger than Badab Black)  with a half water half ink mix and washed the hole interior.   If you have Badab Black, just use that straight up with no dilution.  Then i did a dry brush of Boltgun Metal again to get rid of the “watermarks”.  For the walkway ramps, I also did a wash of Devlan Mud to show where the Marines would trudge dirt and grime everywhere when they embark and disembark.

 

interior view

 

Next step, I used Scorched Brown on the leather seats and highlighted with Bestial Brown.   Gold parts were based with Shining Gold, highlighted with Burnished Gold and then a little bit of Mithril Silver on the corners and points. Read the rest of this entry »

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